settle a lawsuit

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of settle a lawsuit

:to end a lawsuit before the court makes a decision about it
  • They agreed to pay $100,000 to settle the lawsuit.

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settle play
  1. : to place so as to stay

  2. : to establish in residence

  3. : to furnish with inhabitants : colonize

  1. : a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest

lawsuit play
  1. : a suit in law : a case before a court


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